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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

Data Breaches

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AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

With greater data collection comes a greater risk of it becoming compromised.

From earlier in July: Looking at the AT&T metadata breach

Nearly all AT&T cellular customers have been impacted by a data breach involving call and text records.

From June: Looking at the Truist data breach

Truist Financial Corp. said it is responding to a cybersecurity incident, notifying employees and some of its customers.

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Expert tips:  What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data

Georgia News

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TRAFFIC UPDATE

Lanes reopening after crash closed I-20 East in Cobb

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MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

Team meetings and minor transactions won’t save Braves

No one is feeling good about the Braves nowadays. Whatever momentum they gathered before the All-Star break was squandered by losing four of five games after it.

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Judge rejects prosecutors’ push to pause oversight panel’s work

Three district attorneys requested an injunction as they challenge the law.

Atlanta Exhibits

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Atlanta Center for Photography stretches out in its multifaceted new space

Atlanta Celebrates Photography, renowned for its annual community-based festival, now boasts a permanent venue, enhancing support for photographers with added resources.

Crime and Public Safety

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Man shot to death at Buckhead gas station

Atlanta police investigation underway after a deadly shooting on Thursday.

Man killed in Old 4th Ward shooting was owner of Buckhead eatery

Chad Dillon, 33, owner of The Boiler Seafood, was gunned down at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, as confirmed by his lawyer and restaurant staff to Channel 2 Action News.

‘Why did you shoot?’ Video shows Douglas County deputy shooting driver after crash

Florida man accused of stealing multiple mortuary stretchers near Atlanta

A Florida man is wanted in multiple Georgia jurisdictions after he was accused of stealing mortuary stretchers from two different funeral homes in Acworth and Dallas.

Six Flags

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OPINION

TORPY: Six Flags’ teen chaperone policy a sign of the times

This comes after disturbances last year and now the popular park is calling for kids 15 and younger to have adult chaperones after 4 p.m.

Six Flags’ new chaperone rule is similar to ones in place elsewhere

Six Flags Over Georgia joins other Atlanta businesses with chaperone rule

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and younger

Six Flags Over Georgia to require chaperones for those 15 and under

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

PG A.M.: Georgia race ‘different ballgame’ ahead of VP’s Atlanta visit

Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Atlanta next week, which means Democrats think Georgia is again within reach now that President Joe Biden is no longer running.

U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

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Election 2024

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Trump turns his full focus on Harris at first rally since Biden's exit from 2024 race

Donald Trump has unleashed a barrage of attack lines against his likely new opponent, Vice President Kamala Harris.

Biden's speech: Warnings about Trump without naming him, a hefty to-do list, and a power handoff

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

Kamala Harris’ pastor says the presumptive Democratic nominee is ‘at the top of her game’

The Rev. Amos C. Brown, a Morehouse graduate, has been involved in Harris’s campaigns since her earliest days as a politician in California.

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Georgia

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Kamala Harris plans Georgia presidential campaign debut on Tuesday

U.S. Senate committee signs off on Jon Ossoff’s stock trading ban

The bill would prohibit members of Congress and their family members from trading stock in individual companies.

There’s no consensus in Georgia over whom Kamala Harris should pick as a running mate

Some Democrats want her to select a swing state Democrat or an outside-the-box contender.

US

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Opinion: The American people deserve answers after assassination attempt

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle performed a near-impossible feat Monday of getting bipartisan support in Congress for her resignation.

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

What the flood of donations to Harris campaign means for Georgia

Vice President Kamala Harris raised more money in one day than any candidate in the 2024 cycle.

Columnists

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Opinion: The American people deserve answers after assassination attempt

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle performed a near-impossible feat Monday of getting bipartisan support in Congress for her resignation.

OPINION: Biden does the right thing and leaves the stage

Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Trump Investigations

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Fani Willis’ marquee cases against Donald Trump and Young Thug are thrown into chaos

The bold and ambitious gambits thrust the Fulton County district attorney into the national spotlight.

Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

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U.S. men lose in soccer as Olympics get started

IOC awards 2034 Winter Games to Utah, pushes state officials to help end FBI investigation

The IOC formally awarded the Games in an 83-6 vote, but only after a contingent of Utah politicians and U.S. Olympic leaders signed an agreement .....

Huge Olympic news announcement has Atlanta written all over it

Coco Gauff was announced as an Olympic flag bearer for Team USA. Fellow Olympian and former Georgia Tech tennis player Christopher Eubanks announced the honor.

Food & Dining

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Bring home the gold with these Olympic-worthy metro Atlanta food challenges

We’ve compiled some of the most Olympic-worthy food challenges regularly offered by eateries around metro Atlanta.

Here’s the scoop: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival isn’t just about sweet treats

New Zealand pie pop-up Heaps to open brick-and-mortar in Decatur

After more than six years as a pop-up and wholesale business, Heaps is set to open a brick-and-mortar location in Decatur this winter.

Eleventh Street Pub reopens this week after water main break in June

Eleventh Street Pub is set to reopen this week in Midtown, nearly two months after it closed due to a water main break.

UATL

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A Democratic victory hinges on Black voters. Convincing them this time may be harder

Black voters in Georgia seemed split on supporting Kamala Harris’ run.

JT Money feeling ‘Immortal’ with new album, longevity in Southern hip-hop

As the founding member of Poison Clan, JT Money helped Atlanta become a destination for hip-hop. He just released his new album 'Immortal'.

Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Things to Do

15 things to do this weekend: New Kids, ice cream and school festivals

Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta?

AT&T, Ticketmaster breaches show hackers can attack from many angles

With greater data collection comes a greater risk of it becoming compromised.

The first birthday without Rosalynn Carter: Plains still celebrates her

Memories of Rosalynn Carter still flutter around southwest Georgia. Organizers are preparing to celebrate the first birthday of the former first lady since she passed away.

Entertainment

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NBA rejects TNT’s NBA matching offer, keeping games with Amazon through 2036

The NBA rejected TNT's last-ditch matching offer to keep games on the network, sticking with Amazon instead.

Glen Powell stars in Hulu series ‘Chad Powers’ shooting in metro Atlanta

Glen Powell is starring in a new Hulu comedy "Chad Powers" that will begin shooting in metro Atlanta in August, 2024.

Jonathan Knight juggles HGTV hosting, New Kids on the Block

Jonathan Knight doubles now as both part of New Kids on the Block and an HGTV star co hosting "Farmhouse Fixer."

Health

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Children with rare birth defect are breathing easier with device made at Georgia Tech

Why millions are trying alternatives to big-pharma’s weight-loss drugs

Compounding pharmacies offer copycat weight-loss drugs to millions, although FDA spokesperson warns against potential contamination or counterfeit.

Another summer COVID-19 surge hits Atlanta. How to stay safe

The pandemic officially ended more than a year ago, but COVID-19 is still spreading amid increased travel, leading to a surge in new infections in Atlanta, experts say.

Travel

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Southwest to soon end trademark open seating, start assigning seats

Southwest Airlines plans to start assigning seats after more than 50 years of open seat aboard its planes.

The riskiest — and safest — destinations for travelers

No U.S. cities rank in either category

Summer Travel: 10 ways to activate some adrenaline-pumping adventure

Summer Travel: From a Montana dude ranch to a sailboat in the Caribbean, consider these destinations for your next travel adventure.

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Police killing of Sonya Massey is striking example of another ‘senseless loss’ in the Black community

Body camera footage released from the shooting of Sonya Massey by a sheriff’s deputy in Illinois has sparked outrage.

Community health workers fill gaps in broken system for the uninsured

Without help navigating the system, families with limited English can easily miss out on support. Community health workers are stepping in to assist.

The push for more Black pilots gets federal funding boost

Airlines and schools that train pilots and mechanics are eager for new federal funding to help fill thousands of empty slots.

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Investigations

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‘It’s so broken right now’: How a Georgia agency failed to help disabled people find work

Critics and watchdogs say the GVRA, charged with helping disabled people find employment, is one of the least effective such agencies in the country.

Speeding puts UGA football culture back into spotlight

18 months after a fatal crash killed two members of UGA's football program, a recent string of speeding incidents has reinvigorated questions about the team's culture.

String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

Video

‘Just started screaming:’ Dad pulls 7-year-old son from bedroom after tree crashes through roof

‘Just started screaming:’ Dad pulls 7-year-old son from bedroom after tree crashes through roof

TRAFFIC RED ALERT: I-20 shut down in Cobb County

TRAFFIC RED ALERT: I-20 shut down in Cobb County

Community comes together to support child cancer patients with WSB annual Care-A-Thon

Community comes together to support child cancer patients with WSB annual Care-A-Thon

Photos

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Photos: Georgia festival at world’s largest muscadine vineyard just weeks away

Wine lovers will be heading on down to Paulk Vineyards in Wray for the Georgia Muscadine Festival this summer.

Photos: Braves lose first game against Reds

AJC photos from the first game between the Braves and Reds on Wednesday, July 24, 2024. The Braves fell 9-4.

Podcasts

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The Bow Tie Chronicles: Real football season is upon us

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Geoff Duncan endorses Kamala Harris and says he is ‘committed to beating Donald Trump’

In an interview Wednesday on “Politically Georgia,” former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said he would vote for Vice President Kamala Harris over former President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock maintains balancing act between politics and ministry

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock discusses how his work in ministry aids him in his service as a U.S. senator on "Politically Georgia."